A major heroin ring in New York City was busted this week with federal authorities alleging the dealers flaunted their lavish lives, funded by drug money, on Instagram.
The alleged members of the trafficking operation, said to be based in Brooklyn and Queens include: Victor Agosto, also known as ‘Bebo,’ Perfecto Deleon, also known as ‘Fec,’ Luis Lopez, also known as ‘Lou,’ Andres Reyes, also known as ‘Dre,’ Nestor Rivera, also known as ‘Tito’ and ‘Tito Bird,’ and Peter Vasquez
Over $2million in cars and drugs alone were seized from the men, including 12 kilos of heroin valued at $900,000 and a feet of luxury vehicles.
The crew had connections to a Mexican cartel and would funnel the drugs through Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, according to federal authorities.
The fleet of cars seized in the bust included a Lamborghini Hurácan, Rolls Royce Ghost, Bentley, Audi R8 Spyder, Mercedes CLS63, Mercedes S550, Porsche Cayenne, Maserati, Range Rover Sport and BMW M4, totaling roughly $1million.
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Lopez’s Lamborghini beside Vasquez’s Rolls Royce, taken on Wednesday by the feds from the storage garage they were kept in
Alleged dealers circled in red. On a yacht: Peter Vasquez is third from the left, Nestor Rivera is to the right of Vasquez, Luis Lopez is third from the right wearing a baseball hat, white t-shirt and Burberry bottoms, Victor Agosto is to the right of Lopez wearing Burberry bottoms and no shirt
Lopez’s family flaunting their waterfront Miami getaway
Vasquez’s Mercedes S63 has been confiscated by the feds
Vesace stroller purchased by Lopez for his infant son was confiscated by feds
Lopez bought his family gifts, which have been confiscated by the feds
Vasquez’s Rolls Royce Ghost, purchased in grey- later gets a new red paint job
Plethora of gifts purchased by Lopez could be subject to forfeiture to the feds
Vasquez’s Mercedes CLS63 taken by the feds Wednesday near his home
Vasquez’s Audi R8 Spyder taken near his home by the feds on Wednesday
The alleged dealers didn’t just buy cars for themselves, they lavished luxurious gifts on their babies, young girlfriends and wives according to feds.
Among gifts seized; a $3,000 Versace stroller for a defendant’s baby.
The same defendant also bought his wife a Rolex watch, Chanel handbag and Versace dress, with the alleged drug funds.
Lopez aka Lou, had a very Merry Christmas buying an Audemars Piguet watch worth approximately $20,000, and a celebrated a birthday with a 256-gram piece of gold jewelry and diamond encrusted ring.
Shoes for a 5th grade graduate, worth hundreds of dollars
Lopez’s large jewelry gifts for himself are now in the fed’s hands
More large bling Lopez purchased and flaunted on Instagram, taken by the feds
Porsche Cayenne Purchased by Vasquez for his mother
Federal authorities say easy come, easy go: ‘The ill-gotten proceeds of the narcotics trafficking conspiracy will be subject to forfeiture.’
However authorities can’t seize the memories. When the crew wanted to kick back, feds say they splashed out lots of cash renting waterfront property in Miami.
‘The heroin epidemic is real. These defendants not only moved large amounts of heroin across the country — they carried firearms to protect their turf and extravagant lifestyle,’ stated NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill.
Versace all day… even the dress is subject to forfeiture by feds
The alleged dealer Agosto on the right, wearing an open shirt
Authorities say one of the defendants relied on a crew of the violent street gang the Young Gunnerz, also known as the YGs, based in the Bushwick, Brooklyn to provide protection of the illicit business.
O’Neill added ‘New Yorkers are safer with this poison off the street.’
Each of the men faces a minimum of 10 years to life behind bars if convicted.